Khalid Kadir’s course Engineering 157AC / International Area Studies (IAS) 157AC, Engineering, Environment, and Society forefronts socio-political concerns by engaging students in environmental justice, social justice, and engineering issues, which have been decentered in favor of the technical aspects of environmental engineering. Originally developed as part of the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program, the project developed for this course allowed for students to explore alternative ways of centering knowledge produced in communities that they engage and work with. This resulted in a range of deliverables that were decided with community partners, including a documentary film uplifting the work on the Richmond Greenway to an interactive GIS map of the environmental disparities on Treasure Island. Course Website.
I cannot overstate the value that the Creative Discovery Fellows program has added to my course...my students have been motivated to stretch beyond their current capabilities and take on new challenges.Khalid
IAS/E 157AC: “Engineering, Environment, and Society” forefronts the political and social concerns that are of decentered in favor of the technical aspects of environmental engineering. Originally developed as part of the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) program, the project developed for IAS/E 157AC allowed for students to explore alternative ways of centering the knowledge produced in the communities that they were engaging with and working with.